Effective companionship and comprehensive care for children with cancer in Bogota

105 deprived girls and boys receive the necessary care to face their illness and develop academically

Effective companionship  and comprehensive care  for children with cancer in Bogota Effective companionship  and comprehensive care  for children with cancer in Bogota

The Fundación Dharma, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, provides a home and support to boys and girls with cancer in Bogota. The project makes it possible for 105 boys and girls between 5 and 18 years of age to receive the treatment needed for their illness, at the same time allowing them to continue with their academic development.

With this work, the Fundación is improving the quality of life of the children and their families through effective companionship which takes all their possible needs into account.

The project counts on the “Housing Program” which provides 26 places each month, and personalized attention to an average of 80 boys and girls a year. The “Academic Support Program” sees 17 recipients of grants in different universities, two in elementary school and at least three in total at elementary and other levels. In addition, the “Assistance and Guidance Program” and the “Recreational Activity Program” help the children face up to their treatment.

Since its founding in 1998, the Dharma Foundation has been providing help to children and young people with cancer and with extremely limited resources.